Heywood Campbell Broun (December 7, 1888 - December 18, 1939) was an American journalist. Events 43 BC - Marcus Tullius Cicero assassinated 1696 - Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways Year 1888 ( MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 218 BC - Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia - Hannibal 's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A journalist (also called a newspaperman) is a person who practices Journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events trends He worked as a sportswriter, newspaper columnist, and editor in New York City. Sports journalism is a form of Journalism that reports on Sports topics and events While the sports department within some Newspapers has been A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. A columnist is a Journalist who writes material on a regular basis for publication in a series Editing Language, Images or Sound through correction condensation organization and other modifications in various media The City of New York He founded the American Newspaper Guild, now known as The Newspaper Guild. The Newspaper Guild is a labor union founded by newspaper Journalists in 1933 who noticed that unionized printers and truck drivers were making more money Born in Brooklyn, New York, he is best remembered for his writing on social issues and his championing of the underdog. Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous He believed that journalists could help right wrongs, especially social ills.
His professional career began writing baseball stories in the sports section of the New York Morning Telegraph. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each He worked at the New York Tribune from 1912—1921 rising to drama critic before transferring to the New York World (1921–28). The New York Tribune was an American newspaper first established by Horace Greeley in 1841 which was long considered one of the leading Newspapers in the Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar The New York World was a Newspaper published in New York from 1860 until 1931 It was at the World where his syndicated column, It Seems to Me, began. In 1928 he moved to the Scripps-Howard newspapers, including the New York World-Telegram, where it appeared until he moved it to the New York Post just before his death. The EW Scripps Company ( is an American Media conglomerate founded by Edward W The New York World-Telegram, later known as the New York World-Telegram and Sun, was a New York City newspaper from 1931 to 1966 The New York Post is the 13th-oldest Newspaper published in the United States and generally acknowledged as the oldest to have been published continually
Broun was known as a fairly decent drama critic. However, he once classified Geoffrey Steyne as the worst actor on the American stage. An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Steyne sued Broun, but a judge threw the case out. The next time Broun reviewed a production with Steyne in the cast, he left the actor out of the review. However, in the final sentence, he wrote, "Mr. Steyne's performance was not up to its usual standard. "
In 1930, Broun unsuccessfully ran for Congress as a Socialist. Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses The Socialist Party of America (SPA was a socialist Political party in the United States. A slogan of Broun's was "I'd rather be right than Roosevelt. "
The Newspaper Guild sponsors an annual Heywood Broun Award for outstanding work by a journalist, especially work that helps correct an injustice.
In 1917 Broun married writer-editor Ruth Hale, a feminist and founder of the Lucy Stone League, an organization that fought for women to keep their maiden names after marriage. Ruth Hale (1887 – 1934 was a freelance writer who worked for Women's rights in New York City, USA during the era before and after World War I. The Lucy Stone League is a women’s rights organization founded in 1921 They had one son, Heywood Hale Broun. Heywood Hale Broun ( March 10, 1918 – September 5, 2001 was an American sportswriter commentator and actor
Along with his friends the critic Alexander Woollcott, writer Dorothy Parker and humorist Robert Benchley, Broun was a member of the famed Algonquin Round Table from 1919-1929. Alexander Humphreys Woollcott ( January 19, 1887 &ndash January 23, 1943) was an American critic and commentator for The New Yorker Dorothy Parker (August 22 1893&ndashJune 7 1967 was an American writer and poet best known for her caustic Wit, wisecracks and sharp eye for 20th century urban foibles Robert Charles Benchley (September 15 1889 – November 21 1945 was an American comedian best known for his work as a Newspaper columnist and Film actor The Algonquin Round Table was a celebrated group of New York City writers critics actors and wits He was also close friends with the Marx Brothers, and attended their show The Cocoanuts more than 20 times. The Marx Brothers were a popular team of sibling Comedians who appeared in Vaudeville, stage plays film and television The Cocoanuts ( 1929) was the first feature-length Marx Brothers film produced by Paramount Pictures. Broun joked that his tombstone would read, "killed by getting in the way of some scene shifters at a Marx Brothers show. "
Broun converted to Catholicism after discussions with Fulton Sheen. As a Christian Ecclesiastical term Catholic —from the Greek adjective, meaning "general" or "universal"—is described Servant of God Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American Archbishop
He died of pneumonia at age 51 in New York City. Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the Lung. Frequently it is described as lung Parenchyma / alveolar inflammation and abnormal More than 3,000 mourners attended his funeral at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York. St Patrick's Cathedral is a decorated Neo-Gothic -style Catholic Cathedral in North America Among them were New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, columnist Franklin Pierce Adams, actor-director George M. Cohan, playwright-director George S. Kaufman, New York World editor Herbert Bayard Swope, columnist Walter Winchell and actress Tallulah Bankhead. LaGuardia redirects here For the airport see LaGuardia Airport. Franklin Pierce Adams ( November 15, 1881, Chicago Illinois – March 23, 1960, New York City New York) was an American George Michael Cohan ( July 3, 1878 &ndash November 5, 1942) was a United States Entertainer, Playwright, George Simon Kaufman ( November 16 1889 - June 2 1961) was an American Playwright, Theatre director and Herbert Bayard Swope ( January 5 1882 - June 20 1958) was a U Walter Winchell ( April 7, 1897 &ndash February 20, 1972) was an American newspaper and radio commentator Tallulah Brockman Bankhead ( January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968) was an American Actress, talk-show host and
Broun is buried in the Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven in Hawthorne, New York (about 25 miles north of New York City). The Gate of Heaven Cemetery, approximately 25 miles north of New York City, was established in 1917 at 10 West Stevens Ave Hawthorne is an unincorporated hamlet and census-designated place (CDP located in the town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County New New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The City of New York